Automaker Nissan is set to recall 220,000 Altima sedan models because the hoods could fly open while the cars are on the road. The Japanese-based has just sent a notice to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of its intention of recalling the cars.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated the problem revolves around the inner panel of the hood, which can hinder with a secondary latch on some models that should have kept the hood secured. Wear and tear due to corrosion and unwanted remnants could also add up to the problem.
If a driver will release the primary hood latch while on the road, the second latch may possibly stop working and will enable the hood to open without warning.
The recall may affect the 2013 Nissan Altimas that were manufactured from March 6, 2012, to February 28, 2013.
Nissan hasn’t minced words on informing owners of their next moves.
NHTSA said that the Nissan dealerships will either resolve the angle of the lever so that it will not fuse with the inner panel, or if ever the problem is worse, the carmaker company should substitute the latch assembly without charging the owners.